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10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

SPECIAL EDITION: 10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

Courtesy of Joe Weisenthal, at Clusterstock 

It’s a Saturday, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, because there’s a heck of a lot going on. 

Here’s what you need to be paying attention to this May Day.

  • Greece/IMF/EU talks continue. According to Greek government officials, some kind of announcement may be made today. The market is hoping to hear something that’s orders of magnitude stronger than any bailout announcement we’ve gotten so far, or otherwise the feeling will be that it can and will fall through again.
  • Of course, there are fresh violent, anti-austerity protests going on today in Athens. The fact that it’s May Day, a day for celebrating anti-capitalism only adds to the tension.
  • New reports suggest the criminal probe into Goldman Sachs is not just a perfunctory follow-on to the SEC charges, but rather a truly separate thing that’s wider than Abacus, and that started before the SEC’s investigation. HUGE.
  • With just five days before the election, UK’s The Guardian has endorsed the Liberal Democrats, the country’s biggest third party. Its leader, Nick Clegg, has surged thanks to a string of strong debate performances, Gordon Brown’s disastrous campaigning, and a lingering sense of unease with the conservatives.


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    What is an inverted yield curve? Why is it panicking markets, and why is there talk of recession?

     

    What is an inverted yield curve? Why is it panicking markets, and why is there talk of recession?

    Markets know what has happened each time the yield curve has turned negative. The idea of a negative curve without a a recession would take some getting used to. Shutterstock

    Courtesy of Mark Crosby, Monash University

    Since President Trump tweeted about imposing new tariffs on China, global equity markets have gone into a tailspin.

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    Zero Hedge

    Morgan Stanley: "The Global Economy Is Deteriorating Faster Than Offsetting Policy Action"

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    Sunday Start, submitted by Jonathan Garner and James Lord of Morgan Stanley

    As regular readers know, Morgan Stanley is pretty bearish on global risk assets. This applies to emerging markets (EM) too, where we've been calling for wider credit spreads, weaker EM currencies, particularly in Asia, and lower equity prices. However, not so long ago the narrative guiding investors ran something like this: The Fed was ahead of the curve, EM bond yields looked attractive in a world of negative interest rates and a US-China trade deal seemed within reach...



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    Negative Yields Tell A Story Of Shifting Economic Leadership

    Courtesy of Technical Traders

    Negative yields are becoming common for many of the world’s most mature economies.  The process of extending negative yields within these economies suggests that safety is more important than returns and that central banks realize that growth and increases in GDP are more important than positive returns on capital.  In the current economic environment, this suggests that global capital investors are seeking out alternative solutions to adequately develop longer-term opportunities and to develop native growth prospects that don’t currently exist.

    Our research team has been researching this phenomenon and how it relates to the continued “capital shift&rdq...



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    Insider Scoop

    Heavy Volume Drives Low-Float Stock Plus Therapeutics Up 200%

    Courtesy of Benzinga

    Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTV) is the latest and one of the most extreme recent examples of the powerful combination of low float and heavy trading volume.

    Plus shares traded higher by more than 215% on Friday. The biotech stock more than tripled after the company reported ...



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    Lee's Free Thinking

    Long Term Stock Market Chart Perspective

    Courtesy of Lee Adler

    After a big day like yesterday, I like to get a little long term stock market chart perspective. (Yes, this stilted verbiage is for search engine optimization ).

    We do that with a monthly bar chart, which I update when relevant in Lee Adler’s Technical Trader. That’s in addition to the regular daily bar/cycle charts covering the past year, and a weekly cycle chart covering the past 4 years.

    I wrote on July 14, in reference to the price and indicator patterns on the weekly chart:

    The market has overshot a 3-4 year cycle projection in terms of both price and time. There are no long term projections. A 4 year cycle high is ideally due now. A 4 ye...



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    Kimble Charting Solutions

    S&P About To Decline 14%, Catching Up With The Crude Oil Declines?

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble

    This chart looks at the performance of the S&P 500, Crude Oil and the Yield on the 10-Year note over the past 4-months.

    Crude Oil has declined around 14% more than the S&P during this time frame. Yields have declined, even more, around 36%. The is a huge spread between these assets over this short of a time period.

    A few importa...



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    Chart School

    Bitcoin 2019 fractal with Gold 2013

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker

    Funny how price action patterns repeat, double tops, head and shoulders. These are simply market fractals of supply and demand.

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    Ref: US Crypto Holders Only Have a Few Days to Reply to the IRS 6173 Letter

    Today's news from the US IRS has been blamed for the recent price slump, yet the bitcoin fractal like the gold fractal suggest the market players have set bitcoin up for a slump to $9000 USD long before the IRS news hit the wire.

    Get the impression some market players missed out on the b...

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    Digital Currencies

    New Zealand Becomes 1st Country To Legalize Payment Of Salaries In Crypto

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been on a persistent upswing this year, but they're still pretty volatile. But during a time when even some of the most developed economies in the word are watching their currencies bounce around like the Argentine peso (just take a look at a six-month chart for GBPUSD), New Zealand has decided to take the plunge and become the first country to legalize payment in bitcoin, the FT reports.

    The ruling by New Zealand’s tax authority allows salaries and wages to b...



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    Mapping The Market

    How IPOs Are Priced

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    Biotech

    DNA testing companies offer telomere testing - but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

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    DNA testing companies offer telomere testing – but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

    A telomere age test kit from Telomere Diagnostics Inc. and saliva. collection kit from 23andMe. Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock.com

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    Despacito - How to Make Money the Old-Fashioned Way - SLOWLY!

    Are you ready to retire?  

    For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

    Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

    Still, the stock market has been better over the last 10 (7%) an...



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